The Election Commission of India has sought a report from the Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for holding a road show after casting his votes in Ahmedabad on April 23 claiming that it violated the Model Code of Conduct.
The Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said that they have sought a report from the Election Commission against the Prime Minister’s roadshow in Ahmedabad after he cast his vote.
Congress delegation including Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Jairam Ramesh, and K Raju have alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a roadshow after his casting of the vote that violated the provision of Model Code of Conduct. Congress also alleged that BJP president Amit Shah mentioned the Armed Forces in his campaign and urged the voters to vote for Modi.
Congress has sought election commission’s order of banning the Prime Minister and BJP President from campaigning for the next 72 hours for the violation of the Model Code of Conduct.
The Congress leaders alleged the Election Commission of not taking any strict action against the Prime Minister after incessant instances of him violating the codes. The Congress leader Singhvi expressed his disappointment over the ECI’s inaction on other complaints earlier submitted by the Congress against Modi. He said that EC hesitates to take action against any person sitting on the top posts.
According to the Representation of People Act, section 126, “No person shall convene, hold, attend, join, or address any public meeting or procession in connection with the Lok Sabha elections in any polling area during the period of forty-eight hours ending the hour fixed for conclusion of the poll for any election in that polling area.”